Assad forces attack strategic town near Turkey: FSA

The fighting in Qastal Maaf, a mountain town on the road from the port of Latakia to Turkey, marks the first outbreak of major fighting in the strategic forest region.

Assad forces attack strategic town near Turkey: FSA

World Bulletin / News Desk

President Bashar al-Assad's forces launched a helicopter-backed offensive to retake a rebel-held town between the Mediterranean and the Turkish border on Monday, killing four opposition fighters, an opposition Free Syrian Army official said.

The fighting in Qastal Maaf, a mountain town on the road from the port of Latakia to Turkey, marks the first outbreak of major fighting in the strategic forest region, 8 km (5 miles) from the border and home to some of Syria's northern air defences, Selim al-Omar said from Latakia.

Last Mod: 21 Ağustos 2012, 09:22
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